Tuesday 27 July 2021

Disciplining is the Commissioning (1/2).

Disciplining is the Commissioning:

The great commission is commissioning for making disciples, but we have turned it on its head to achieve our own self glorying objectives. We are all about size, bigness, and number. We are fixated on quantity, not quality—membership rather than transformation. We have simply missed Christ, and we are all about blowing our own trumpets.

Instead of waking up to what is wrong, we are busy further digging ourselves in. We work tirelessly, trying to protect our own vain names and legacy while off track from the master's mandate. Not being able to prosper in the spirit, we are all about patching things up. Aiden Wilson Tozer, the American Christian pastor, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor, rightly deciphers the situation. 

He wrote,

“Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.” ― A.W. Tozer.

What a shame. Thanks, be to God; all is not lost yet. Christ's hands are ever extended out to us. He bids us come. He knocks at the door of our hearts if only we will let Him in. He wants to come in and have fellowship. He longs for koinonia. [Revelation 3:20] On our own, we can do nothing. Only in and with Him are we made whole and can begin to fulfill the purpose. [John 15:5]

St. Akin de Teacher.

© 2017 Akin Akinbodunse.

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